ALDIS HODGE (Brian Banks) is a SAG Award-winning actor who
has built a dynamic career as
a versatile performer who shines in roles in both film and television. Hodgae is
perhaps best known for his
role as Noah in WGN's critically acclaimed series "Underground," starring
alongside Jurnee Smollett-Bell and
Christopher Meloni. Most recently, he was seen in What Men Want, opposite Taraji
Hodge stars alongside Kevin Bacon as the co-lead in the Showtime series "City
on a Hill," produced
by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Set in Boston in the early '90s, the drama
centers on an unlikely alliance
between an African-American district attorney and a veteran FBI agent during the
real-life event known as
the "Boston Miracle."
Earlier this year Hodge starred in Clemency, which won the Dramatic Grand
Jury Prize at the 2019
Sundance Film Festival. The film focuses on a death row inmate (Hodge) and the
prison warden (Alfre
Woodard) who is charged with his execution. The story examines the emotional
toll on all involved.
In 2018 Hodge appeared in an episode of the CBS All Access short series "Star
Trek: Short Treks,"
based on the movie "Star Trek: Discovery," and the Netflix anthology series
"Medal of Honor." In 2017 he
was seen in the critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures, alongside Taraji P.
Henson, Octavia Spencer and
Janelle Monae. The film received three Oscar nominations including Best Picture
and two Golden Globe
Award nominations, in addition to winning a SAG Award for Outstanding
Performance by a Cast in a
Motion Picture and an NAACP Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. That same
year, Hodge appeared in
the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning series "Black Mirror."
In 2016 Hodge co-starred with Tom Cruise in Edward Zwick's Jack Reacher:
Never Go Back. The
previous year he played MC Ren, a member of the pioneering rap group N.W.A., in
Straight Outta Compton.
The film captivated audiences all over the world and was nominated for an
Academy Award as well as PGA
and SAG honors. The film won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Motion Picture.
On the small screen, Hodge became a fan favorite in his role as Alec Hardison
on TNT's highly rated
television series "Leverage," which nabbed a People's Choice Award in 2013. His
other television credits
include "Turn," "Friday Night Lights," "Supernatural," "The Walking Dead," "The
Blacklist," "City of
Angels," "Bones," "CSI," "ER," "Charmed" and "Boston Public."
At the age of 3 Hodge began his career when he booked a print job for Essence
continued to work as a model for print ads and commercials until making the
transition into acting when he
and his brother were cast on "Sesame Street." They also joined the Tony
Award-winning revival of "Show
Boat" on Broadway. During that period Hodge appeared in the features Die Hard
With a Vengeance, Bed of
Roses, Edmond, The Lady Killers and Big Momma's House.
Hodge was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and raised in New York. In
addition to acting he is
developing projects for film and television, designs luxury timepieces and is an
avid artist and painter.